Jessica L. Beyer

Jessica L. Beyer is a principal research scientist in the Center for Studies in Demography & Ecology and a lecturer in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. She is also the co-Lead for the Jackson School’s Cybersecurity Initiative. Her research focuses on international cybersecurity politics, Internet of Things in the built environment, online communities, and dis/misinformation. Her past research explored political mobilization emerging from highly populated online communities and focused on actors such as Anonymous and other hacktivists, the Pirate Parties, and digital pirates. In 2012, she won the Association of Internet Researcher’s Dissertation Award. Her book, Expect Us: Online Communities and Political Mobilization, was published by Oxford University Press in 2014.